Cesare Pavese Quotes

Cesare Pavese Quotes: There is no finer revenge than that which others inflict on your enemy. Moreover, it has the advantage of leaving you the role of a generous man.
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Cesare Pavese Quote: To choose a hardship for ourselves is our only defense against that hardship. This is what is meant by accepting suffering. Those who, by their very nature, can suffer completely, utterly, have an advantage. That is how we can disarm the power of suffering, make it our own creation, our own choice; submit to it. A justification for suicide.
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Quotes about Cesare Pavese: Artists are the monks of the bourgeois state.
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Quote about Cesare Pavese: One stops being a child when one realizes that telling one's trouble does not make it any better.
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Cesare Pavese Sayings: It is not that the child lives in a world of imagination, but that the child within us survives and starts into life only at rare moments of recollection, which makes us believe, and it is not true, that, as children, we were imaginative?
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Cesare Pavese Saying: Whatever people may say, the fastidious formal manner of the upper classes is preferable to the slovenly easygoing behaviour of the common middle class. In moments of crisis, the former know how to act, the latter become uncouth brutes.
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Sayings about Cesare Pavese: A love thought: I love you so much that I could wish I had been born your brother, or had brought you into the world myself.
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Saying about Cesare Pavese: In general, the man who is readily disposed to sacrifice himself is one who does not know how else to give meaning to his life. The profession of enthusiasm is the most sickening of all insincerities.
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Cesare Pavese Quotes: Reality is a prison, where one vegetates and always will. All the rest - thought, action - is just a pastime, mental or physical. What counts then, is to come to grips with reality. The rest can go.
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Cesare Pavese Quote: The problem is not the harshness of Fate, for anything we want strongly enough we get. The trouble is rather that when we have it we grow sick of it, and then we should never blame Fate, only our own desire.
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Quotes about Cesare Pavese: You dont remember days, you remember moments
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Quote about Cesare Pavese: Things are revealed through the memories we have of them. Remembering a thing means seeing it only then for the first time.
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Cesare Pavese Sayings: I thought of how many places there are in the world that belong in this way to someone, who has it in his blood beyond anyone else's understanding.
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Cesare Pavese Saying: Dawn's faint breath breathes with your mouth at the ends of empty streets. Gray light your eyes, sweet drops of dawn on dark hills. Your steps and breath like the wind of dawn smother houses. The city shudders, Stones exhale
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Sayings about Cesare Pavese: Men who have a tempestuous inner life and do not seek to give vent to it by talking or writing are simply men who have no tempestuous inner life. Give company to a lonely man and he will talk more than anyone.
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Saying about Cesare Pavese: War makes men barbarous because, to take part in it, one must harden oneself against all regret, all appreciation of delicacy and sensitive values. One must live as if those values did not exist, and when the war is over one has lost the resilience to return to those values.
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Cesare Pavese Quotes: No matter how much a young man likes to think for himself, he is always trying to model himself on some abstract pattern largely derived from the example of the world around him. And a man, no matter how conservative, shows his own worth by his personal deviation from that pattern.
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Cesare Pavese Quote: Certainly, to have a woman who waits at home for you, who will sleep with you, gives a warm feeling like having something you must say; it makes you glow, keeps you company, helps you to live.
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